News & Events
What's happening in the mental health community
News relevant to the Department of Psychiatry will be posted here in between issues of Headlines.
W.O. McCormick Academic Day
When: April 25, 2014, 8:00am-4:30pm
Where: The Lord Nelson Hotel, Halifax NS.
This year Academic Day will focus on Addicitions and Mental Health. Further information on presenters and talks can be found in the event flyer [PDF - 166KB]
2014 Medical Student on Becoming a Doctor Essay Contest
The selected winner of the creative writing contest will receive up to $1000 for reimbursement of travel expenses to attend the 2014 AAP Annual Meeting in Portland, Oregon, September 17-20, where s/he will present the essay. The theme is: The Art of Communication in Psychiatry: Connecting With The Patient.
The contest is open to any student who is both currently enrolled in an accredited medical school in the United States or Canada and will be enrolled at the time of the Annual Meeting. The work must be an original unpublished essay of 2000 words or less.
Essays should be submitted electronically as a *.doc, *.txt or *.rtf email attachment to firstname.lastname@example.org and should include a cover page with the following information:
- Student’s Name
- Name of Medical School where enrolled, year in school
- Mailing Address, Phone Number, Email Address
Judges will be blinded to the participant and affiliated medical school. Judging will be based on originality, uniqueness, flow of thought, and appropriateness to the theme. The winner must be able to attend the Association for Academic Psychiatry Annual Meeting as indicated above.
Deadline for submission: June 1, 2014
For additional inquiries, contact Rebecca Tamas, MD, Medical Student Education Caucus chair, at email@example.com.
When: May 2-4, 2014
Where: New York City
We are offering to provide the travel costs for one student from Dalhousie Medicine to attend the annual Psychiatry Student Interest Group Network (psychSIGN) conference that is held in conjunction each year with American Psychiatric Association conference. The psychSIGN conference is otherwise free for students to attend (registration, accommodations and some meals).
For full details please see the event flyer [PDF - 184KB]
When: May 23-24
Where: Dalhousie University Studen Union Building
On May 23-24 the 4th annual CACBT-ACTCC meeting takes place in Halifax. There will be cutting edge workshops and speaker events showcasing advances in the science and practice of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy.
See the event flyer for full details [PDF - 456KB]
SAVE THE DATE - 65th Anniversary Celebration Event
When: June 20, 2014
Where: Westin Nova Scotian Hotel
The Department of Psychiatry is celebrating 65 years of excellence in academics. We’ll be hosting an event to commemorate this achievement. If you are a current or past faculty member or resident, or a current staff member please mark June 20 on your calendar! More details to follow.